New political map Redditch Borough Council
Redditch is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Redditch
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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Redditch to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published final recommendations for changes in Redditch. It says residents should be represented by 27 councillors. This is two fewer than the current arrangements.
There will be nine wards, three fewer than there are now. These wards will each be represented by three councillors. The boundaries of all wards will change.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Redditch. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
“We believe the new arrangements will deliver electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
63 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- Redditch to be covered by nine three-councillor wards rather than the mixed pattern of two- and three-councillor wards as at present. This is to take account of the change to primary legislation since the last review of Redditch that a council that elects by thirds should have a uniform pattern of three-councillor wards unless we receive compelling evidence to move away from that pattern.
- An amendment to the boundary between Batchley & Brockhill and Central wards to reflect further evidence on the extent of the Batchley community received during consultation on the Commission’s proposals.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website.
The changes become law once Parliament has approved them. Staff at the council will ensure that the arrangements are in place for the 2024 elections.
Notes to editors:
This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that are currently taking place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive map is available here.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:
- Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
- Reflect the electoral cycle so that each ward is represented by three councillors
- Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
- Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances